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was fired today, flying in the direction of the philippines. the white house called it provocative. the successful test firing follows four failures and the u.s. and other countries have to deal with a north korea that could be a big step closer to being able to launch a missile loaded with a nuclear weapon. experts say they have a long way to go before they can threaten neighboring countries and perhaps one day the west coast of the united states and they have yet to develop a warhead to fit atop that missile. but they're making significant progress. >> if it got to the stage it can reach los angeles. that's the significance for us. and we're just five days away from when kim jong-il passed away. so there's a symbolic importance for them doing this now. so this is the furthest they've gotten. so we have to keep an eye the closer they get. they have clearly made progress. >>> in other news this morning, and to capitol hill, the slow progress being made toward a fiscal compromise in this country that would avoid tax hikes for all of us come next year. president obama and house speak
determine prospects for peace or war. in visiting thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that that tend countries comprise an asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursue prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen american economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially efficiencies of energy and food that could stimulate conflict and deepen poverty. we have made startling gains in domestic energy production, but we remain highly vulnerable still to our dependency on oil, and perhaps equally important, even if we were able to produce more energy at home, we cannot isolate ourselves from energy shocks in the global economy. we have to cooperate with other nations in improving the global system of manufacturing and moving energy supplies. currently, a key to this is helping to assure the completion o
. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell is in the philippines, 200 miles east of that country when the rocket's second stage fell to aert. earth. campbell offered only a hint how the u.s. will proceed from here. >> we will be working closely with our allies, south korea, japan, others to do a full assessment of what's transpired. our primary point at this juncture is that this step is provocative, in strict violation of u.n. security council resolutions, and we, along with the philippines and other countries in the asian pacific region condemn it. >> reporter: if the pasthe u.s. will go to the u.n. to ask for more sanctions against north korea, but this is the most heavily sanctioned state. jenna: we know there are millions of people starving. how does north korea work this out where they make this a priority, but they have people starving in their country? >> reporter: estimated to be 6 million people starving or malnutrition. it's called a military first policy. kim jong un the youthful leader of north korea only in power for about a year is expected to follow-up on this launch w
the country back from the brink of disaster. >> a massive search-and-rescue effort in the philippines with 900 fishermen missing after a typhoon struck. >> new fallout to the growing political conflict in egypt. egyptians in egypt are flooding into the united states many live ing egypt because of the crisis and for their safety. and now, live in los angeles. dominic, what sort of scale is this wave of asylum seekers? >> napolitano at homeland security says we are seeing a doubling of seekers since the muslim brotherhood took power and 100,000 egyptians have turned up according to unofficial figures. it is mostly the coptic christians and we understand, as well, that new constitution does so little to protect minority rights including christians there and this is an attempt by the islamist to wipe out what remains, really, of the christian community in cairo. take a listen. >> christianity is in the middle coast where the cultures have become islamic, christianity only accounts for 3 percent of the middle east. how long will it continue? we dope know. it has to do with politics. >> it has to do
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